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Phone: 908-331-2962
150 Pittstown Rd
Pittstown
New Jersey 08867
USA
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Target demographics: feed those in need free fresh produce

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Pick fruits and vegetables to be delivered to those in need.

Geographic areas served: New Jersey

Programs: Provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need
Educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help
Introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating
Cultivate tomorrow’s leaders to give back
Contribute to the sustainability of agriculture

Mission:
America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. At America’s Grow-a-Row we:
• Provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need
• Educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help
• Introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating
• Cultivate tomorrow’s leaders to give back
• Contribute to the sustainability of agriculture
Results:
We have delivered over 2.5 million pounds of free fresh produce (10 million servings) since 2002 to those suffering from hunger in NJ.

AGAR’s goals for 2013 are to:
• Donate 750,000 pounds, or 3,000,000 servings, of fresh fruits and vegetables to those suffering from hunger or living in food deserts in New Jersey (compared to 328,000 pounds in 2012)
• Educate 2,000 children in the classrooms
• Educate 3,000 individuals on our farm during our planting and harvesting sessions, including hosting 800 children at our farm for our Inner-City Youth Days
• Organize 125 planting and harvesting events at our farm
• Provide 40 Free Farm Markets in the food desert areas of Camden, East Orange, Jersey City, and Newark

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01/12/14
Awesome place. I love the staff....they are just so friendly. The work was fun, too. More importanty, my time at AGAR was meaningful. Blessings to Chip and family... more »
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10/24/13
America's Grow-a-Row's endeavors helps to energize our congregation's desire to assist in "growing" our own Mission Garden. AGAR helped us educate our own volunteers and the result has been a 5-year old Mission Garden project that this year alone, produced a 250% increase over last year of fresh ... more »
10/23/13
The overall experience with America's Grow a Row has been tremendous. Having served as a volunteer for several years, and leading a group of volunteers for the same amount of time has been one of the easiest events to plan. AGAR Staff effectively communicate their needs and expectations. Provide... more »
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